You’ll find all the help you need right here to get your book to press on time and on budget. Really! We’ve been helping authors since 1995, designing novels, nonfiction books, children’s books, memoirs, poetry books, art books, scientific journals, coffee table books, and everything in between.

Linda Parke

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Our History

Raven Book Design was established in 1995 by Fiona Raven. Linda Parke joined forces with Fiona in 2007, and together they’ve provided top quality book design services to indie authors worldwide. In 2017, Fiona took a step back from designing books to focus on her own book, Book Design Made Simple, and Linda assumed the role of senior designer.

We’ve designed hundreds of books in collaboration with authors just like you, and gained a lot of experience along the way. That’s why we’re able to answer many of your questions and help you avoid costly pitfalls.

You’ve probably noticed that the publishing industry has changed dramatically in recent years. With the advent of digital printing, print-on-demand, and ebooks, there are now more choices than ever for book publishing. We specialize in book design and stay current with the latest trends and technologies so we can continue to offer you the best possible product based on your publishing needs.

Being independent book designers allows us to work directly with you to achieve the result you’re looking for. We don’t subcontract work to less experienced designers or send it offshore. This way we can maintain the highest standards of quality while involving you in the process as much or as little as you want. Our priority is that you get exactly what you want for your finished book.

Our design studio was located in Kitsilano, in the heart of the arts community in Vancouver, Canada. Yet very few of our clients are able to come to our studio in person, so instead we meet by phone, email, Zoom or Skype. If you’d like to discuss your upcoming book, please visit our Contact page and find the easiest way for you to reach us. We look forward to hearing from you!



A graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), Linda Parke has over 15 years experience in the indie-publishing world as a book designer and print management specialist. Linda grew up on a cattle ranch in the B.C. interior but is currently living on the West Coast in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. When she’s not busy designing books she can be found enjoying a ride on her ebike, playing old-time fiddle or going for long walks on the beach with her dog, Harley.

“Linda is a wonderful person to work with. She has remarkable design skills and she's a tenacious problem solver. We cannot imagine working with anyone else on future books.”

Dan & Ellen Plunkett

“Linda's knowledge of all things book-related, from covers and colors and captions, to fonts and layout and photos, along with prompt and competent responses to questions, made the journey enjoyable and the end product terrific!”

Richard Ivey
A Meaningful Life

“Working with Linda was a lovely experience and my book looks absolutely great!”

Elizabeth Millis
The Almost Good Dog
“The cover of Entitled needed to give the potential reader insight into the genre, the journey of the book and the tone of the writing. Linda delivered an exceptional cover design that captured the spirit of my novel. She also handled a parallel storyline within the novel’s pages with creativity and enthusiasm. I’ve since sold thousands of copies.”
Cookie Boyle
Entitled - 100 Copies Sold to Date


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We have our first meeting, you share your vision, we give you an esimate and get started!